Definition of opinionated in English:



  • Characterized by conceited assertiveness and dogmatism.

    ‘an arrogant and opinionated man’
    • ‘Shriver has her narrator write in an uncompromisingly opinionated style.’
    • ‘Up next, a new study shows that one cable network is far more opinionated than its competitors.’
    • ‘He is opinionated, irreverent, sometimes bombastic and often contradictory.’
    • ‘I do not suffer fools gladly and I have been known to be opinionated and defend my beliefs strongly.’
    • ‘Why are we all so easily bullied into doing what a small number of opinionated, narrow minded and selfish people wish us to do?’
    • ‘Given how opinionated and dissolute they are, you'd expect sports journalists to be shrewd gamblers.’
    • ‘Christoper Hunt, with shaved head and goatee, is the humourless, opinionated Serge.’
    • ‘Such films inevitably entailed working with some illustrious and highly opinionated presenters and performers.’
    • ‘People interested in world events tend to be opinionated independent thinkers.’
    • ‘I can't help thinking it must be quite lively in their house with two such opinionated people under one roof.’
    • ‘It sticks to the facts, avoids becoming opinionated and doesn't patronise.’
    • ‘The fact is, pundits are the prima donnas of journalism, and they are paid to be opinionated.’
    • ‘They're articulate, opinionated and known to complain about their roles as political pawns.’
    • ‘She was a loud, rebellious, outspoken and opinionated person who often intimidated her colleagues.’
    • ‘They were opinionated and unforgiving and couldn't agree about anything, let alone painting.’
    • ‘Four very opinionated panelists will share their views on the big stories of the week.’
    • ‘Beware of a prejudiced and opinionated person who lacks originality.’
    • ‘One is gentle and introverted, the other effusive and articulate - perhaps even opinionated.’
    • ‘More power to the members often means, quite simply, more power to the opinionated and the avant-garde.’
    • ‘They must beware of becoming dogmatic and opinionated and strive to keep an open mind and their opinions flexible.’
    dogmatic, of fixed views, of preconceived ideas, pontifical, doctrinaire, dictatorial, domineering, assertive, cocksure, pompous, self-important, adamant, arrogant
    inflexible, uncompromising, prejudiced, biased, bigoted
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Early 17th century: from the (rare) verb opinionate ‘hold the opinion (that’), from opinion.